Questions tagged [customs-and-immigration]

Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries) and import of goods. Prefer a more specific tag where appropriate, some examples of which are listed under `tag info`.

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Change of purpose of UK visit After Getting the UK Standard Visitor Visa

I applied for a UK Visitor Visa and got my visa. I was going to participate in a two day training course at Cambridge University. But due to some issues with the course, I would not like to ...
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Do I need a round trip ticket when entering the US as F1 for short term training?

I will be taking English classes in the US as F1 student (ESL program). The program is 3 months long and I plan to stay in the US for at least 4 months. Is entering the US on F1 with a one way ticket ...
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Requirement for transit visa Azerbaijan

Iam an Indian citizen and studying in Ukraine. I want to go back India so I am planning to fly Azerbaijan airlines through BAKU. Do I need a transit Visa for the connecting flights?
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Travelling UK without wife [closed]

I am living in Germany. I have applied 6 month EEA UK permit. I got that one. I have been to the UK with my wife according to condition that she must be travelling with me or accompany with me. But ...
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Transit in Istanbul

I travelled from Philippines to UK transit in Istanbul. I bought some diamonds in Philippines properly declared with customs to bring out and will pay VAT in UK. Q: Do I need to declare in Istanbul ...
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What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? [closed]

What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? Say by crossing a border, could I just fly/drive to other countries or will I be detained at the airport/border gate, or ...
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Can I board an Alaskan cruise?

I am on a work visa in the USA and I also have a Canadian visa. I applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and have already done PR landing couple of days back at the U.S.A/Canada border. I plan to ...
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VAT Refund for EU Citizens studying abroad for 1 year only

Sorry if I'm new to this board and not sure how questions are to be phrased. I'm British and am hoping to study in the US next year for 1 year. I'm not sure if I will stay the full year as my ...
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International Flight with connection in the destination country. At which airport will I have to pass through customs?

I am an Italian citizien that spent the last 6 months abroad in Japan. I will be returning to Italy next week, and I have booked an Alitalia flight that goes from Tokyo(NRT) to Roma(FCO),I will then ...
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Would travelling to Russia for a business trip make it more difficult to enter the US later?

I work as a programmer for a research institute in Germany, which itself is a subsidiary of a larger French corporation. I am also not a German citizen, I am originally from Canada. We are finishing ...
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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Passport needed for flight within Canada

I'm an international student in Canada (neither Canadian citizen, nor have PP card). I'm going to fly from YYZ international airport from Toronto to the international airport YUL in Montreal. Do I ...
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Transit in Denmark with a D visa issued by Norwegian Embassy [duplicate]

I have received a category "D" national visa issued by the Norwegian embassy. However the flight tickets that has been booked by my company shows that I will need to claim my luggage and change ...
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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From Canada, can re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019? [duplicate]

My US VISA expired but I have my 2019 valid for more 6 months. Can I go to Canada (for about a week) and re-enter the US using the valid DS-2019?
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Port of entry for Schengen Long Stay Student Visa [closed]

I have a query regarding my long stay student visa. I am going to apply for my long stay student visa for france from a non-eu country but I wish to enter Sweden first and stay for 10 days with a ...
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Will there be any problems getting a visa for Canada if I was denied entry into USA?

I was denied entry into USA due to some CBP notice (most probably a misidentification on the no fly list). I then applied for DHS TRIP and I was cleared for travel to the USA. However, my F-1 visa ...
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Why does CBP put the date stamp over the visa?

Why does the US Customs & Border Protection officer sometimes stamp the date over the non-immigrant visa? Is it an error or does it means something else?
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How much time does it take for the DHS TRIP letter to arrive to India? Is there any way to track it?

I had applied for DHS TRIP and they closed the case and sent me a letter but it hasn't reached me. It has now been 10 days. I actually have two addresses and dont remember which one i had put in while ...
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Recheck luggage in Toronto when flying from BWI to Heathrow via Toronto on Air Canada?

I have an Air Canada ticket from BWI to Heathrow via Toronto Pearson. Do I need to recheck my bags and must I go through Customs in Toronto? If so, will 1.5 hour suffice?
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Flying from Montevideo to Tel-Aviv via Madrid - do I have to go through customs and Immigration in Madrid?

I am planning a trip to Tel-Aviv - the cheapest and fastest connection is via Madrid - but I also read of 2 hour long lines on airports of people going through passport controls, there was a story of ...
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Will a Schengen visa refusal affect my border entry to Italy on an Italian national visa?

I have an Italy national visa for six months, starting September 10, for a student exchange in Italy. My girlfriend and I also applied for a Schengen summer trip before my Italy national visa starts ...
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Can Indian national with Canadian PR card get UK transit visa? [duplicate]

We are nationals of India, with valid Canadian PR cards. As we have a 22-hour layover in London, with an onward flight to Canada, can we get a transit visa (48 hours) after landing at LHR (Terminal 4)?...
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Entering the UK as a visitor (then leaving) before the start date of a Tier 4 visa

I've seen some similar posts regarding entering the UK as a visitor then re-entering, but I haven't seen any ones from recent and thought I'd ask since I'm in a situation like it now. I am a US ...
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Canada/Chinese dual passport. Currently in the UK as Canadian student. How should I return to China? [duplicate]

I was born in China, immigrated to Canada and obtained Canadian citizenship. I did not renounce my Chinese citizenship. After obtaining my Canadian passport, I went back to China for a while. I later ...
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Travelling to the Philippines

Do you know what I have to submit at Frankfurt immigration? I intend to take a vacation with my son, who's half-Filipino, half-German. I don't know what kind of documents we need. Or is there a ...
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Reapply for ESTA within 90-day period for reentry to the US? [duplicate]

I have entered the US with an ESTA 40 days ago. Now I staying in Mexico for two weeks, after that I am planning to go back to the US and stay for 1 night only to then take a plane back to Europe. ...
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Lost my passport and need to travel within the EU

I lost my passport and need to travel from the Netherlands to France. I requested a new passport but it is not here yet. I do have my valid USA visa on my expired passport, would that be ok to travel ...
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Do I need I94 for re-entry to US by Car if I have travelled by air before with valid e-I94?

I recently travelled to US from Canada by air (I am Canadian PR holder with multi entry B1/B2 visa). I could see the I94 online (as I travelled by air) and it has an admit until date for 6 months. I ...
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Can you authorize someone to accompany your children from US to another country?

Could a mother authorize a relative/friend to travel with her children (12-13 years old) from the US to another country? What are the rules and requirements? Would an authorization letter from the ...
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Working remotely for the US with a spouse immigrant visa [closed]

I live with my fiancee in Europe. I'm from here, she is American. We want to marry so she can stay with me in Europe. We're not interested in living in America. However it would be interesting for ...
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Delay for customs in and out of Canadian airports?

I am traveling to Granada via Toronto. I live in Michigan and the best flight available was out of Toronto, plus I figured I could explore the city a little before I go. However, I've never really ...
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I want to travel my national country with receipt of residence card

I'm Nepali living in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno is being processed. I have to go to my own country and will be back after some months. Is it okay to travel with the receipt of the permesso di ...
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Can/does Mexico check felony or warrant information upon exiting the country by air?

Does Mexico check for felony or warrant information on US citizens when they exit Mexico by air (to fly to a non-US territory)? If so, does anyone know the proceedure they follow?
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Accompanying mom (green card holder) who’s just out of surgery to the US

I'm a 30 year-old Indian living in Canada since 2013. I have a 10-year visitor visa to the US expiring in 2019 and a pending green card application (through my dad who’s a citizen since 2015). So far,...
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Customs procedures in San Salvador

Traveling to San Salvador from Cleveland thru Atlanta. Where do we go thru customs? Is there customs in San Salvador? I'm nervous.
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Canada visitor visa: what proves that you are entering just temporarily?

I am trying to get a visitor/tourist visa for Canada. What can be shown as a proof that I will not stay permanently Canada? The website says I can show hotel bookings or flight tickets. As I don't ...
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Traveling from JNB to DUB through IST

I will be traveling from JNB to DUB with a layover in Istanbul. All my flights will be on Turkish Airlines. Is 2 hours and 15 minutes enough time in Istanbul to make my connecting flight? Do I have to ...
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When do I go through immigration in Europe from Mallorca to Frankfurt to the USA?

We are traveling home from Mallorca, Spain, to Frankfurt, and then back to the USA. We are considering an affordable flight but the layover is only 50 minutes between landing in Frankfurt and then ...
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Do the intra-Schengen border controls at Euroairport have a set duration?

For the past half year, flights from Euroairport to many Schengen destinations, such as Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Vienna and Heraklion, have consistently been leaving from non-Schengen gates. Does ...
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Does a Kenyan passport holder with an UK Tier 4 student visa require a Mexico visa?

I am traveling to Mexico in December 2017 and I hold a Kenyan passport with a Tier 4 student visa for the UK that expires in November 2018. On the consulate website (Kenya) it is mentioned: Kindly ...
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Transit visa for F 1 student back from India to US via London [duplicate]

I have a question and a concern regarding transit visa requirement for Indian Citizen travelling back to US via London while on F 1 Visa. I have one semester left and I am visiting my family this ...
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Transit visa for Turkey

I will be travelling to Canada (from Bangladesh) on December through Istanbul. In the online e-visa page for transit visa, i could only find USA, Shengen countries, Ireland and UK. Does that mean I ...
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Shore pass connecting flight from terminal 2 to terminal 1 at Narita

How and where can I obtain a shore pass when I arrive at Narita terminal 2? I asked PR airline; they said I need to claim my luggage at arrival in Narita Tokyo terminal 2. If I claim my luggage, I ...
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Can you get a Schengen visa with a different passport when you lose one?

I have two passports. I entered Spain with the first one, because it had the Schengen long-term visa and I lost it. Can I get a visa on the other one? I read that I may have some troubles when I exit ...
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Traveling inside the USA with a ead card?

I live in Tx, but plan to visit my father in NM. I have a EAD card with advance parole. Can I get through checkpoints without a problem?
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Documents needed to travel from Mexico to Japan in transit via Dallas Airport

I have to travel from Mexico to Japan with a layover in the US. I will take an plane from Mexico City to Dallas, and after 4 hours, I have a flight to Tokyo. What do I need to present to US ...
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Travel to Oman from UAE by bus

My name is Rohit. I am now on a visit visa in UAE for 3 months, it will expire soon. Today I got Oman visit visa for 3 months. My question is that, is it possible to travel by bus from here UAE to ...
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Is a UK Transit visa required?

I have a Canadian travel document and I am a Permanent Resident of Canada since May 2016. I am planing to visit Germany next month (I don't need a German visa because I have a Canadian travel document)...

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